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Leonel Morgado is Invited Assistant Professor with Habilitation, at the Portuguese Open University, where he lectures on research methods, programming, and the use of virtual worlds. His main research interest is the use and development of virtual worlds as tools for learning and business, which he pursues since 2000, focusing on multi-user platforms since 2006. He authored over 100 papers, in journals, conferences, and as book chapters. Before pursuing an academic career, he was business and technical manager of an harware import, distribution, and retail company, terminologist for the localization teams of MS Office 97 and Oracle InterOffice, language consultant for IBM/Lotus, a coordinator of Web-development and software-deployment teams, and manager of a cooperative extension team fighting the digital divide in rural villages.

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  • Name

    Leonel Morgado
  • Cluster

    Computer Science
  • Role

    Senior Researcher
  • Since

    01st June 2012
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Publications

2017

Integration scenarios of virtual worlds in learning management systems using the MULTIS approach

Authors
Morgado, L; Paredes, H; Fonseca, B; Martins, P; Almeida, A; Vilela, A; Pires, B; Cardoso, M; Peixinho, F; Santos, A;

Publication
PERSONAL AND UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING

Abstract
This work further clarifies how the MULTIS architecture can be used for integration of virtual worlds in learning management system (LMS) for organizational management of e-learning activities, as an extension to a previous work published in the proceedings of VEAI 2016. Current LMSs provide minimal support for educational use in an organizational context, and other integration efforts assume that educators are inside the virtual world, accessing the LMS as an external service. Our approach enables educators to set up and manage virtual world activities from within the traditional LMS Web interface as an integral part of the overall educational activities of a course. The MULTIS architecture foresees several alternative communication channels between LMS and virtual worlds, including the spooling of automated clients or "bots" and the flexibility to inject code if necessary and possible. In this work, we detail the application of this architecture and its approach in several sample scenarios, based on previous analysis of integration requirements. It is the result of a joint effort by academic and corporate teams, implemented and tested in the Formare LMS for OpenSimulator and Second Life Grid virtual world platforms.

2017

Immersive Learning Research Network

Authors
Beck, D; Allison, C; Morgado, L; Pirker, J; Khosmood, F; Richter, J; Gütl, C;

Publication
Communications in Computer and Information Science

Abstract

2017

UPPERCARE: A community aware environment for post-surgical musculoskeletal recovery of elderly patients

Authors
Paredes, H; Barroso, J; Morgado, L; Pereira, R; Leal, A; Carvalho, Fd; Ribeiro, V; Braun, A; Casati, F; Gaillard, R;

Publication
21st IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2017, Wellington, New Zealand, April 26-28, 2017

Abstract
Disability from musculoskeletal diseases and co-morbidities may lead to the worsening of social and economic well-being through a multitude of paths. Moreover since in European Union (EU) Member States it is projected that those aged 65 and over will become a much larger share (rising from 17% to 30% of the population), and those aged 80 and over (rising from 5% to 12%) will almost become as numerous as the young population in 2060, there is a great potential for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) solutions for addressing the present and future living arrangements in older people. The UPPERCARE system is meant to affect positively both the intergenerational and partners care since it contributes to decrease usability barriers and promote collaborative environments for informal and self-care. UPPERCARE is a new approach for integrated care supported by ICT systems and services, focusing on post-operative rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pathologies, having as a case study the knee post-operative scenarios of prosthetic care. This paper presents the UPPERCARE system, that provides an integrated care solution, supported ICT, for empowering self-care and adherence to rehabilitation plans through natural interfaces, gamification and cross-modal paths for community care collaboration. The system addresses current barriers from technological, clinical, social and organisational perspectives in a multidisciplinary environment. Special attention is given to the patients' needs and behaviours entailing the participation of a wide care community, including clinical and non-clinical people, associations, institutions and authorities) through an user driven interaction within the system. © 2017 IEEE.

2017

SimProgramming: uma abordagem motivacional para a aprendizagem de alunos intermediários de programação

Authors
Nunes, RR; Pedrosa, D; Morgado, L; Martins, P; Paredes, H; Cravino, J; Barreira, C;

Publication
Anais dos Workshops do VI Congresso Brasileiro de Informática na Educação (CBIE 2017)

Abstract

2017

mHealth initiatives in Portugal

Authors
Duque, C; Mamede, J; Morgado, L;

Publication
2017 12th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI)

Abstract

Supervised
thesis

2016

Práticas emergentes e modelos de maturidade na adoção institucional do e-learning no ensino superior

Author
Gonçalo Alexandre Cruz Conde Matos

Institution
UTAD

2016

An Exploration of Agency in Videogames

Author
Pedro Pinto Neves

Institution
UM

2016

Colaboração em Mundos Virtuais Tridimensionais

Author
Armando Jorge Ribeiro da Cruz

Institution
UTAD

2016

utorregulação e Corregulação das Aprendizagens no Ensino Superior: Estratégias Adotadas por Alunos de Programação de Computadores

Author
Daniela Cristina Carneiro Pedrosa

Institution
UTAD